Tony Kushner, author of multi-award-winning Angels in America, sets this intimate story in turbulent times, addressing big questions about race and human rights, with a thrilling musical score by Jeanine Tesori. Tony award-winning George C. Wolfe, director of the Broadway production, makes his National Theatre debut.
Award-winning Tonya Pinkins, who received huge critical acclaim for her portrayal of Caroline in the Broadway version, once again takes the lead role.
Louisiana, 1963, in the immediate aftermath of the Kennedy assassination. Caroline, a black maid to a southern Jewish family, is struggling to keep afloat both emotionally and economically, while the young son of her employer tries to make sense of the world following the death of his mother. A musical exploration of human relationships, love, loss and social transformation.